• literature

    lonely arts club band

    cultural picks for late night

    April 5, 2019
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    “The neons and the cigarettes” When I arrived at Brown University three years ago, I didn’t have friends. I mean, I’d had friends —past tense—but here, immured in the red brick walls of a main green, under the skyline of an alien city, I felt completely and utterly alone. Sure, there were plenty of orientation […]

    prouston, we have a problem

    the rigors of time, memory, and canonized french novellists

    March 1, 2019
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    The French novelist Marcel Proust often wrote that it is the individual’s duty to recover their own story—that in order to understand our true nature, we must understand how we see and have seen the world. Essentially, if you want to live a conscious—that is to say, “woke”—life, you must take some time alone to […]

    young adult reservation

    why we need more native american writers

    February 1, 2019
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    A member of the Navajo tribe, I grew up hearing the traditional tales of my people. In these stories were people like me who spoke my language. There were stories of our deities, such as Changing Woman, The Twin Warriors, and the mischievous Coyote, stories of horse riding and sheep butchering, of the stars and […]

    Writing is a Way of Living

    a conversation with author Daniyal Mueenuddin

    November 17, 2016
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    Daniyal Mueenuddin is the author of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, a short story collection that depicts the family and servants of K.K. Harouni, a wealthy Punjabi landlord. The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Mueenuddin was brought up in Lahore, Pakistan, and Wisconsin. In this interview, conducted […]

    kingdom come

    in praise of the new black panther comic series

    October 6, 2016
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    When I was younger, I loved reading comic books. However, I stopped reading them a long time ago since keeping up was getting difficult. I’m therefore thankful that I recently came across the wonderful world of digital comics and grateful that my return has occurred in time to read the new series “Black Panther: A […]